Last Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Caught on Camera: Massive sinkhole swallow buildings in China

Recent Natural Disasters 2013: A massive sinkhole in Guangzhou, China, swallowed several buildings (2013/01/29).
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A massive sinkhole in Guangzhou, China swallowed several buildings.
Sinkhole which is 300 sq metres wide and nine metres deep happened near the construction site. It is still expanding.
Police have blocked the disaster site and evacuated all residents in nearby buildings. Evacuated people are currently living at local community centre.
Sinkhole is a natural depression in the Earth's surface. Last year a video of a girl falling into a sink hole in the city of Xi'an in northern China got huge attention. Sinkholes are common natural disaster in China.
Below is a video of sinkhole swallowing buildings.

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